Category Archives: Health

Health Benefits of Maca

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Author: David Jockers

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Maca is a root vegetable belonging to the Brassica family of cruciferous vegetables.  It is most similar to radishes and turnips in growth habits, size, and proportions.   Maca is extremely rich in minerals with ample amounts of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, selenium, potassium, copper, and zinc.  These are extremely important for...

Consumer Reports Advises Pregnant Women To Avoid Tuna

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Author: Karen Foster

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“We're particularly concerned about canned tuna, which is second only to shrimp as the most commonly eaten seafood in the United States,” said Jean Halloran, director of food policy initiatives for Consumers Union, the advocacy arm of Consumer Reports. “We encourage pregnant women to avoid all tuna.”The National Fisheries Institute...

Ebola and the Absent Western “Humanitarians”

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Author: Ulson Gunnar

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The US spent over two billion dollars during NATO’s armed assault on Libya both in ordnance used during months of aerial bombardment and in covert support for terrorists used as proxy ground forces in the overthrow of the Libyan government. The United Kingdom is estimated to have spent even more. Hundreds...

Kissing the Corpses in Ebola Country

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Author: Abby Haglage

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Ebola victims are most infectious right after death—which means that West African burial practices, where families touch the bodies, are spreading the disease like wildfire. From 8 a.m. to midnight, wearing three pairs of gloves, the young men of Sierra Leone bury Ebola casualities. An activity that’s earned the Red...

What Dentists Can Tell About Your Health Just By Looking In Your Mouth

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Author: Kevin Loria

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When dentists poke around inside your mouth while simultaneously asking you questions about how often you floss, it's not just cavities they are looking for — and there's a lot more than tooth decay that they can see. The health of your mouth, particularly your gums, has major implications for...